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dsm-firmenich increases production capacity for fragrance ingredients with two new plants in France

dsm-firmenich has inaugurated a multi-purpose unit for the production of pine-based ingredients, as well as a plant dedicated to the production of Habanolide biodegradable musk, at Castets in south-west France. 

"We're very proud of these state-of-the-art facilities, says Emmanuel Butstraen, President of Perfumery & Beauty at dsm-firmenich. As well as helping us to provide additional production capacity for fragrances in Europe, these expansion projects strengthen our strategic position and enable us to seize the growth opportunities that lie ahead. These two additional plants also make a significant contribution to our sustainability ambitions by reducing the carbon footprint of our logistics operations in the region, while helping our customers achieve their own objectives."

The new multi-purpose facility is an additional production unit designed to supply a variety of finished and intermediate products for the perfume markets. It increases the site's production capacity for renewable ingredients.

"This major expansion is a demonstration of our ongoing efforts to extend our unique industrial expertise in the production of ingredients made from recycled materials.says Amaury Roquette, Head of Ingredients, Fragrances and Beauty at dsm-firmenich. It reinforces dsm-firmenich's global leadership in biobased ingredients derived from pine."

The new Habanolide facility significantly increases production capacity for this fragrance ingredient, which is one of dsm-firmenich's best-selling ingredients. According to the company, Habanolide is known as an elegant macrocyclic musk with a warm, slightly woody note. 

"Habanolide is one of our customers' favorite ingredients, because it is not only powerful and high-performing, but also biodegradable, which are key differentiating factors for the perfumery market.adds Amaury Roquette. With this plant, in addition to our production line in New Jersey (USA), we are strengthening our global position as the home of musk."

The bio-sourced ingredients plant has received a 2.8 million euro grant from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region to improve industrial performance and energy efficiency. Habanolide's expansion project has received a €1 million grant, as part of the national stimulus plan implemented by the government and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, to accelerate industrial investment in France.

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